Rwanda: Rwanda's airline seeks strategic partner to boost competitiveness

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - In a bid to step up its commercial competitiveness, Rwanda's national airline has offered a 49 percent stake of shares to a prospective strategic partner, an official source disclosed here Sunday.

RwandAir Express CEO John Mirenge said that his airline was considering to pick either Ethiopian Airlines or Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi which were already bidding for the offer.

"Currently, we are in talks with Ethiopian Airlines, but we are also talking to Etihad Airways. This step will help us to select the right airline that would fit in," Mirenge said in an official statement.

According to the statement, the winner will take part in the management and provide technical services to RwandAir Express.

Currently, the airline flies to 16 domestic and international destinations in Africa and the Middle East. Its fleet comprises two Boeing 737-800NG, one Bombardier Q400, and two Boeing 737-700 aircraft.

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09 august 2015 14:46:54

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